The Season of Advent is a time of waiting, watching, and expectation. In counter to the cultural season of frantic preparation for Christmas by buying, shopping, and rushing, Advent invites us to slow down. This season asks us to think about our hopes and dreams for the world.
A “retreat in the midst” Wednesdays at Holy Communion.
Starting December 4th and each following Wednesday evening of Advent, you are invited to step away from the busy holiday pace for a shared meal and some quiet prayer time.
We will gather at 6pm for contemplative prayer, including a facilitated labyrinth walk, for those who wish. Then we will have a simple soup supper, and a discussion on the Advent themes: “Wait, Hope, and Give Thanks.”
On Social Media
Follow the hashtag #adventword on social media for a digital Advent Calendar, you can even tag your own images with the daily word. This year the online advent calendar is being sponsored by the Society of St. John The Evangelist and Virginia Theological Seminary.
What exactly is Advent?
Our rector has written a short practical guide to advent on his blog. You can check that out by clicking here.
Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury speaks about Advent in the video below: